Transfer Credit Policies

Dunlap-Stone University Transfer Credit Policies

The transferability of credits you earn at Dunlap-Stone University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer.

Acceptance of the degree/certificate/credits you earn in your educational program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits/ degree/ certificate that you earn at this institution is/are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution.

For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Dunlap-Stone University to determine if your credits or credential will transfer.

All transcripts received from appropriately accredited institutions are reviewed as part of the admission process. Transfer credit is not accepted for certificate programs. Degree programs limit the number of hours that can be transferred. There is no fee for this review. Dunlap-Stone University may accept transfer credit from some institutions or programs with alternate national, professional, or specialized accreditation recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA)/ Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation (CORPA).

While an initial review may be completed using unofficial transcripts, only official transcripts will be accepted in the award of transfer credit. Students may take courses from any other accredited institution either separately from or in conjunction with their DSU courses. If the student has any questions or concerns about finishing the degree requirements, they should contact their advisor.

Dunlap-Stone University accepts a wide range of credits for prior learning from accredited institutions, College Board exams, military training, and other sources. It is at the discretion of the university as to which credits it will accept and how the credits will be applied in accordance with its transfer credit policies.

Transfer Credit Sources

Coursework from Appropriately Accredited Institutions

Source: Official Transcripts

Developmental course work (below 100-level) may not be considered for transfer credit. Students must have earned a grade of C- or better

College Board of CLEP Exam

Source: Official Score Reports

DSU accepts College Level Examination Programs (CLEP) and/or Advanced Placement Credit (AP) credit from the College Board. DSU must receive the official grade or credit notification directly from the College Board’s Exam Center. DSU adheres to the recommended score and credit hour guidelines from CLEP.

Non-Accredited Coursework

Source: Official Training Documents

DSU accepts non-accredited transfer coursework in limited instances. DSU must receive all official documentation providing applicable dates, content, final grades or credit earned. This information must be received directly from the third-party training provider. Not all training will qualify for credit. Training reviewed by agencies such as ACE improves the likelihood of acceptance. Contact your advisor for submission requirements.

Program Course Requirements Waiver

Source: Official Transcript/Documentation

A course waiver demonstrates the student took an equivalent course that meets the graduation requirements for their program of study and therefore the student is not required to take the specific course from DSU. Course-equivalency is determined by the registrar’s office and is not guaranteed, nor automatic. Students may seek waivers for up to 9 semester credit hours within the major requirements of the bachelor’s degree and for 9 semester credit hours in the associate’s program. Courses must be equivalent in credits and content to be approved. Graduate courses are considered on a case-by-case basis. For a waiver to be approved, the course must meet the following requirements: course content is equivalent, course is at the same level or higher, and the course is of equivalent credit.

Military Training

Source:  Military Transcript or ACE Report

DSU offers credit for military service training evaluated by official source, such as a military transcript or ACE credit recommendation.

See the current catalog for the total number of credits you can transfer into your program of study.